DigameXtra No. 2038 Thursday, August 19th, 2021

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COVID-19 VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency.

For the official Andalucia Covid rules for your town, in Spanish only, go to this site, click your town, and find your rules in the lower left corner of the page. Click a category, then click the “+” sign to expand the rules: https://www.mapacovid.es

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Competa Art Walk is back on September 17, 18 & 19 2021.
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Bandits in Canillas: Hi folks, The Bandits will be playing live at Posada La Plaza, Canillas de Albaida tomorrow night Friday 20th August from 8.30pm.
A bit of blues, a bit of jazz, some Irish, some 60’s, a bit of Beatles, some Rolling Stones, even a bit of Pink Floyd.
To reserve your table call 952 553254 or 609 167127.
Hope to see you there, Rod & Mitch- The Bandits 


Bar Atila: Saturday 21st August starting at 9.00pm
Music by Summer Vibes + Special Music Menu
Contact Frank at Bar Atila to reserve a table and please pre-order meals. Menu on poster.
atilabarpuente@gmail.com or 630 393 290 (WhatsApp)
C/ Buena Vista 9, Puente don Manuel 


Bienal de Flamingo de Malaga show: Friday 20 Aug 22:30, at the Constitution Square of Torrox. Flamingo show “A Journey to Memories” with El Chato de Vélez, inside the Malaga Deputation’s Flamenco Art Biennal.
Antonio Torres, El Chato de Vélez, will be accompanied this Friday by Juana ” La Tobala “, with Pedro Sierra on guitar, the piano of Alberto Miras and David “El Pacifier” on percussion.  FB link 


Fuengirola Marenostrum grounds offers free live music: Until 23 August the space will be open to the public between 8 pm and 2 am with varied gastronomy and leisure activities. Several local groups will pass by the stage to perform.
Source https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/08/18/fuengirola-marenostrum-grounds-offers-free-live-music/ 


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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Dressing table / hallway unit with glass top with leather handles with matching mirror 85 x 41 x 77cms Mirror 72 x 96cms. Price 95€
-2 matching bedside tables with metal detail and leather handles 45 x 32 x 67cms. Price 70€ the pair
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: TV Box. MAG Box 20 Euros, very good condition
In Nerja. Lars 654477814 Whatsapp 


For Sale: Lorenzo guitar. Model No. 17A
Specially made for FCN Music, Tonbridge, England.
Very good condition, and comes complete with a carrying case. 30 euros. Buyer collects, Maria, Competa campo, and directions can be sent. Tel. 643 00 59 83 


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News & Articles

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Andalucía adds 37 coronavirus deaths Wednesday, the worst figure for more than three months, 29 more deaths than Tuesday: However, the number of new coronavirus infections reported has dropped to 1,126, down 2,177 compared to the day before.
-By provinces, Seville continues as the one with the most positive tests with 317, followed by Malaga with 188, Huelva with 131, Cadiz with 118, Almeria with 112, Cordoba with 106, Granada with 96 and Jaén with 58.
-The region’s coronavirus cumulative incidence rate has also decreased to 419.1 per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, down 38.2 in 24 hours and some 123.3 fewer in a week.
-As for the 37 deaths, ten were registered in Malaga province, eight each in Seville and Almería, four in Granada, two each in Cadiz, Cordoba and Jaén, and one in Huelva. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202108/18/andalucia-adds-coronavirus-deaths-20210818131302.html 


Spain at risk of missing August vaccination target as rate of immunization drive slows: At the current pace – which has dropped by half – the Spanish government will not reach its goal of fully vaccinating 70% of the population until September. This percentage was thought to be needed for herd immunity to be achieved in Spain, but given the emergence of the more-contagious delta variant, it has become a more symbolic target. Experts consider that vaccine coverage of over 80% will be needed, and many doubt whether herd immunity can be achieved at all. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-08-17/spain-at-risk-of-missing-august-vaccination-target-as-rate-of-immunization-drive-slows.html


Contaminated Ice Cream Recall In Spain Expands To Carrefour- supermarket chain withdraws 29 varieties of house-brand contaminated ice cream, in addition to the recent Mars brand ice cream products recalled: Supermarket chain Carrefour has published a list of 29 varieties of own brand ice cream on it’s website that it is proceeding to withdraw from its stores due to contamination with the carcinogenic ethylene oxide, as reported by the Spanish consumer’s organisation, Facua. See list here.
The list includes varieties of cones, tubs, cakes and frozen chocolates of different flavours from the Carrefour brand. Facua claims to have contacted the chain to request that it report on who is the manufacturer of the affected ice creams, but says that they have not received a response “for the moment.” Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/08/19/spanish-supermarket-chain-withdraws-29-varieties-of-contaminated-ice-cream/


Covid measures in Andalusia- Health raises to six the number of diners at the same table indoors: {Translation, summary} Updated: 18/08/2021, 18:47
-The committee of experts assisting the Andalusian government in the management of the pandemic has decided that the limit of diners at the same table inside bars and restaurants and in celebration halls in alert levels 1 and 2 will now be six people. Until now it was only four.
-In addition to increasing the number of diners, the experts have proposed extending the current control measures. So there are few changes for this committee meeting. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-medidas-covid-andalucia-salud-eleva-seis-comensales-misma-mesa-interior-202108181405_noticia.html?ref=https%3A%2F%2Fsevilla.abc.es%2F


The Supreme Court upholds the ban on the ‘Covid passport’ that Andalusia wanted to introduce: {Translation, summary}
The Second Chamber of the Supreme Court has upheld the veto that the High Court of Justice of Andalusia issued on the ‘Covid passport’ that the Junta wanted to implement so that only people with a digital certificate of vaccination or accreditation of a negative test carried out in the previous 72 hours could enter public establishments.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/sociedad/abci-supremo-avala-prohibicion-pasaporte-covid-quiso-implantar-andalucia-202108181445_noticia.html


Covid restrictions eased as all Malaga health districts move to alert Level 2: This has been decided by the Junta during its meeting this Wednesday, 18 August, and will take effect from Thursday and apply for a week.
As a result, in the hospitality industry, a 75 per cent capacity will be allowed indoors (25 per cent more that at Level 3) and up to six people per table (two more than before), while 100 per cent capacity will be allowed on the terraces, with a maximum of eight clients per table (in Level 3 it was six). Customers can eat or drink at the bar, but keeping a distance of 1.5 metres.
In shops, the authorised capacity is 75 per cent (at Level 3 it was 60 per cent), with a distance of 1.5 metres between shoppers. In markets the allowed capacity can be one hundred per cent. The capacity for celebrations will be 75 per cent indoors, with a maximum of 200 people (six per table), while in outdoor venues there may be up to 400 guests (one hundred per cent capacity) and eight people per table.
Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202108/18/covid-restrictions-eased-malaga-20210818172237.html


Tennis News- Reigning US Open champion Dominic Thiem Ends His 2021 Season Due To Injury: Thiem made the difficult decision to shut down his 2021 season due to a worsening right wrist injury, meaning the Austrian won’t make the trip to New York to defend his title.
The former world No. 3 first injured his wrist at the Mallorca Championships, forcing him out of both Wimbledon and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Full article: https://www.tennis.com/news/articles/dominic-thiem-announces-us-open-withdrawal-ends-2021-season-as-wrist-injury-wors 


Malaga Named the Official Host City of the European Cricket Championship: Broadcast to a worldwide audience, the European Cricket Championship – ECC21 – is a month-long national team tournament including representative sides from England and the Netherlands. Featuring almost 100 matches, 15 national teams will contest the inaugural 2021 edition. The competition will be fierce for the European Cricket Championship crown starting in mid-September at the picturesque Cartama Oval, Malaga, Spain. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/08/18/malaga-official-host-city-of-the-european-cricket-championship/


U.S. reports more than 1,000 COVID deaths in single day: The United States reported more than 1,000 COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, equating to around 42 fatalities an hour, according to a Reuters tally, as the Delta variant continues to ravage parts of the country with low vaccination rates.
Coronavirus-related deaths have spiked in the United States over the past month and are averaging 769 per day, the highest since mid-April.. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-reports-more-than-1000-covid-deaths-single-day-2021-08-18/

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